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2010 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 2 - Offenses Against The Person
Chapter 13 - Assault And Battery
Subchapter 2 - Offenses Generally
§ 5-13-208 - Coercion.
(a) A person commits coercion if he or she compels or induces another person to engage in conduct from which the other person has a legal right to abstain, or to abstain from engaging in conduct in which the other person has a legal right to engage, by purposeful conduct designed to instill in the other person a fear that, if a demand is not complied with, the actor or another person will:
(1) Cause physical injury to any person;
(2) Cause damage to property;
(3) Subject any person to physical confinement;
(4) Accuse any person of an offense or cause criminal proceedings to be instituted against any person; or
(5) Expose a secret or publicize an asserted fact, whether true or false, tending to subject any person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule.
(b) Coercion is a Class A misdemeanor.
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